Chiropractic FAQs

Is chiropractic just for 'bad backs'?

Chiropractors treat Low back pain (both chronic and acute), neck pain , shoulder pain (including Adhesive capsulitis), headaches (including migraines) as well as other joint-related conditions. A range of musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries and postural imbalances are helped by chiropractic care.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No. Registered Chiropractors are able to assess and diagnose musculoskeletal conditions without the need for a GP referral. Chiropractors at Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic are certified to take X-rays of the spine and skeletal joints and have the facility to refer directly to MRI and CT scans if required.

Can I claim money back on my private health insurance scheme?

Yes. Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic is registered for insurance with Bupa, AXA-PPP, Norwich Union/Aviva, Medisure, HSA, TICCS and WPA. Other insurers are also covered but you will need to consult with your individual insurance scheme. Some policies require you to be referred in by your GP or a consultant so it is always recommended to check first. if claiming through medical insurance please inform reception when booking in you initial consultation.

Can babies, children and elderly persons be treated?

Children are treated in the presence of a parent or guardian. Due care is taken with elderly patients, taking into consideration Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis. A full medical history is taken on initial consultation to cover issues such as current/previous medication that may have impact on the treatment provided.

How many sessions will I need?

This will depend on your particular condition, the severity of your condition and the length of time you have had the condition. Different people respond at different rates, and some of this also depends on how much of your Chiropractor's advice you follow. The Chiropractor will inform you of your Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment Plan once they have examined you.

Our Chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and members of the British Chiropractic Association. for more information click on the links below.